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  • Computational Scientist II

    Location: Torrance, CA (LABioMed @ Harbor UCLA)
    Job Type: Full-Time, Salaried with Benefits & Stock Options
    Reports to: COO

    Role Description:

    We are currently looking to hire a full-time or part-time Computational Biologist that has experience working with microarray and next generation sequencing data for population genetics. As a Basepaws Computational Biologist, you have the ability to become a leader in the field of cat genetics and pioneer an underfunded research area. 

    At Basepaws there is substantial flexibility to pursue your own research interests provided that necessary responsibilities are completed. There are numerous avenues for advancement and flexibility. You will interact with marketing and executive teams to guide the company and make significant contributions to the company as a whole. You will also have an opportunity to interact with pet owners to understand what they desire out of a genetic test. We have a strong preference toward individuals that are creative and curious about what is currently an understudied field.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Masters, Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. degree in a relevant field (e.g. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science), or equivalent practical experience.
    • Fluency in at least one of the following programming (C++, Java, C#) and scripting languages (Python, node.js, bash).
    • Capable of conducting computational biology outside of R.
    • Hands-on experience working with various public and proprietary data repositories (e.g. TCGA).
    • Understanding of bioinformatics pipelines for processing and interpreting sequencing data.
    • Strong scientific understanding of molecular biology and genetics.
    • Excellent teamwork, time management, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to recognize, report, and resolve mistakes in analysis and developed algorithms.
    • Strong desire to impact the health of cats.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 2+ years of experience working in a computational biology or genomics laboratory.
    • Experience in GWAS, eQTL, imputation, and population genetics analysis algorithms.
    • Experience in integrative omics analysis, data mining, pathway analysis, statistics is desirable.
    • Working experience with R.
    • Proficient working in a Unix/Linux environment.
    • Desire to work in a startup environment
    • Demonstrated ability to design and implement algorithms and methods, especially in collaborative software and data analysis development environments (i.e. source control, code and analysis reviews, API use and definition).

    Seniority Level

    • Senior

    Industry

    • Biotechnology
    • Genetics
    • Information Services

    Employment Type Full-time

    Job Functions

    • Research
    • Engineering

    How to apply:

    Send your resume (or CV) and cover letter to purrfectjob@basepaws.com

  • Data Infrastructure Engineer

    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-Time, Salaried with Full Benefits

    Role Description:

    We are currently looking to hire a Data Infrastructure Engineer. You will work on building out a data infrastructure on AWS for storage and analysis of large and complex datasets which includes genomics data. You and the team will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the companies new data platform and will focus on infrastructure, design, architecting, building, iterating and optimizing the data environment. You will work closely with bioinformaticians to implement this infrastructure. Genomics knowledge is not necessary, but nice to have. Excellent team and compensation package.

    How you will have an impact:

    Your work will contribute meaningfully to core systems, from design --> implementation and you will help solve complex technical problems across all services and at all levels.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop pipelines for continuous integration/deployment of data infrastructure and full-stack applications on AWS.
    • Building pipelines/systems with scalability, performance, and security in mind.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Experience with HPC environments via cfncluster or parallel cluster
    • Experience with AWS cloud services: Lambda, S3, Batch, Step functions
    • Experience with various database systems (SQL, noSQL, graph)
    • Excellent teamwork, time management, and organizational skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience leading a companies data infrastructure
    • Desire to work in a startup environment
    • Demonstrated ability to design and implement algorithms and methods, especially in collaborative software and data analysis development environments (i.e. source control, code and analysis reviews, API use and definition).

    Seniority Level

    • Senior

    Industry

    • Biotechnology
    • Genetics
    • Information Services

    Employment Type Full-time

    Job Functions

    • Engineering

    Benefits:

    • Medical, Vision, and Dental Plan available
    • Salary based on experience and options
    How to apply:
  • UX/UI Designer

    Job Overview:

    We are hiring an experienced UX Designer to join our team! We are based in Los Angeles and are currently hiring in CST and PST only. 

     

    Responsibilities:

    Conduct testing of sample applications, websites, and software to understand user experience and come up with recommendations on how to design new experiences for Basepaws customers.

    Use recent studies and findings to establish the best overall design elements to include in UX design experiences.

    Build workflows and storyboards to conceptualize designs to accurately convey project plans to your team.

    Create surveys for research through various media platforms to gather feedback on user's ease of use and satisfaction interfacing on company websites and products.

    Design the aesthetics to be implemented within our website, app, and other touchpoints, from the layout menus and drop-down options to colors and fonts allowing for interface edits as needed.

    Analyze customer responses and website data to examine high traffic web pages and determine why certain webpages perform better.

    Enhance user experience by creating seamless navigation through various digital programs and interfaces within the company.

    Combine interface design concepts with digital design and establish milestones to encourage cooperation and teamwork.

    Deliver production quality works for developers to build.

     

    Qualifications:

    3-5 years of demonstrated experience in creating and implementing UX design.

    Proficient with visual design programs such as Adobe Photoshop and others.

    Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment to create top-performing interfaces for clients.

    Understanding HTML, CSS and other web construction technologies to the level design is aligned with professional and practical implementation.

    Continued education and research into UX trends and current design strategy and technologies.

    Professional written, interpersonal and virtual communication skills.

    Project, task and expectation management.

    Work unit and full deliverable assessment and estimating.

    Ability to prioritize and manage several milestones and projects efficiently, and generate deliverables within the estimate and deadlines.

    Account for challenges using problem-solving skills and seek to optimize data for the best possible outcome.

    Experience creating workflows, wireframes, mockups, storyboards, website mapping and HTML/ CSS production ready assets for the development team.

     

    Application: If our mission sounds exciting to you and you feel you are qualified and interested to join our team please provide the following:

    Please email your CV to: (purrfectjob@basepaws.com

           Preference will be given to applicants who apply in full. 

  • Principal Full Stack Developer

    Basepaws is an LA-based leading pet DNA and genetics data company at the forefront of integrating pet health and behavior with genetics. We focus on the use of genetics, computational biology, and machine learning to identify novel genetic factors that influence your pet's health, so we can all take care of our pets better. We are pet lovers, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs.

    We are currently looking to hire a Principal Full Stack Developer/Tech Lead who is a backend engineer with development skills first, with strong experience building API infrastructure on AWS. The ideal candidate has startup experience (Series A-C). 

    You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of our products and will focus on infrastructure, architecting, building, iterating, and optimizing the admin environment and existing site and products. Maintaining the current system and it’s technologies as well as migrating to new systems.

     

    Requirements:

    - Experience working in direct-to-consumer companies and brands

    - Experience with modern ecommerce platforms

    - Experience with AWS cloud services: S3, Cloudfront, EC2, API Gateway

    - Experience with various database systems (SQL, noSQL, graph)

    - Experience with application development (iOS, etc)

    - Other application such as Javascript, Ajax, PHP and platforms including Laravel

    - Shopify development, architecture, optimization

    - Excellent verbal and written communication and project management basics.

    - Experience with javascript and python for building web infrastructure

    - Experience building APIs 

    - Experience with microservices

     

    Plus capabilities:

    - Experience with static-site generators and deployment to CDN

    - Expertise using industry-standard methodologies to build software (Github, Gitflow, Continuous Integration / Delivery)

    - Comfortable deploying software to major cloud platforms (AWS, Heroku, GCP, etc.)

    - Experience building full-stack software, both isomorphic and heterogenous in nature

    - Knowledge of modern CSS / SASS / UI frameworks (Flexbox, Bulma, Semantic, etc.)

    - Experience with HPC environments via cfncluster or parallel cluster

    - Ability to take concepts into actionable architecture and plans

    - Knowledge of page optimization and purchase path conversion optimization

    - Independently driven with an inquisitive mind who drives self and others to excel and grow continually

     

    Benefits:

    - Medical, Vision, and Dental Plan available

    - Salary based on experience and stock options 

    - Local, OC or LA-based applicants only 

     

    Application:  If our mission sounds exciting to you and you feel you are qualified and interested to join our team please provide the following:

    1. Please email your CV to: (anna@basepaws.com)

           Preference will be given to applicants who apply in full. 

    2. Make sure you include your Github and stack overflow accounts